As we approach the beginning of the fall 2021 semester, we look forward to on-campus activity and returning to a life that is more community based while maintaining the health and safety of all faculty, professional staff, students, and community members. We recognize this will likely require adjustments for many people, and we are continually reflecting on ways to support people through this transition.
In order to protect the health and safety of the UNE community, UNE requires all students enrolled in classes on our campuses and all on-campus employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester or prior to the start of employment, whichever is later. The University allows for religious and medical exemptions to the policy. Individuals who believe they are eligible for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine may seek the exemption through Human Resources. Please note that no person to whom the policy applies will be employed or permitted to work if not vaccinated unless an exemption is granted upon request.
We know that there will be a number of questions as the process of reintegration to campus life begins. We will post and update important information and resources on this webpage as they are developed. For any questions that may not be addressed, please email HR-COVID19Questions@une.edu.
Faculty and Professional Staff Resources
- COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (PDF)
- How to upload your vaccination record as a benefit-eligible employee with screen views (PDF)
- How to upload your vaccination record as a benefit-eligible employee, (text only PDF)
- Frequently asked questions about the faculty and professional staff COVID-19 vaccination requirement (PDF)
- How to help my pet(s) transition to my working on campus again (PDF)
Maine Vaccination and COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Services
- Where to get your COVID-19 vaccination
- What testing is covered by my Harvard Pilgrim plan? (PDF)
- State of Maine information and testing locations
- Maine Covid-19 testing resources
- Maine Health testing services
- Find a Covid-19 test center
- UNE IT Sharepoint Site: Tools and Training (requires UNE login information)
- Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Resources (PDF)
- UNE Library Online Resources
- Zoom Video Conferencing Instructions
- Voicemail Quick Reference Guide (PDF)
Supporting Your Dependents During This Transition
- Emerging from the Pandemic and Managing the Transition (PDF)
- Strategies for Easing Reentry (PDF)
- Preparing Your Child for Your Return to Work (PDF)
- Kids, Teens, and Coronavirus Stress (PDF)
- Navigating Back-to-School Challenges (PDF)
- Stress and Your Child (PDF)
- Why We Worry (PDF)
Mind and Body
- Cigna Employee Assistance Program Information
- Cigna EAP Webcasts
- Yale Course on The Science of Wellbeing
- EAP Caregiver Customer Flyer (PDF)
- Managing Reactions to Coronavirus- Self-Care Strategies (PDF)
- Reassuring Children: Coronavirus Fears and Concerns (PDF)
- Tips and Resources for Managers- Coronavirus Fears and Concerns (PDF)
- The Finley Hub (PDF) a resource list of exercise options and virtual classes
Your UNE Benefits
- Understanding your UNE Health Insurance Coverage
- Cigna Employee Assistance Program Information
- Short Term Disability Insurance
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Brochure (PDF)
- Group Dynamic Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
- Flexible Spending and important Covid-19 updates
- HealthAdvocate (PDF) is a free and confidential resource to help you find doctors, schedule appointments, resolve insurance claims, assist with eldercare, and more | 866-695-8622.
Mental Health and Crisis Support
- UNE's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) employees and household members have no-cost resources to help resolve a variety of issues.
- UNE Title IX Domestic and Sexual Violence Resources
- Maine 211 assists with hard to navigate issues and connect you to local programs and services that can help. Available 24 hours.
- Maine's nine United Way Divisions 211 is working on the front lines of the pandemic. Expert 211 specialists provide real-time information on social services and other resources to those in need. If you know someone who is struggling, or just looking for a source of reliable information, tell them to dial 211 (or 1-866-811-5695) or text their zip code to 898-211..
- Maine State Crisis Hotline: Dealing with feelings so big you don't know how to deal with them? Call the Maine State Crisis Hotline at 888-568-1112
- National Crisis Text Line: Text “TALK” to 74174
- Are you in an Abusive Relationship? (PDF)
- How to Help Someone in an Abusive Relationship (PDF)
- Partner Violence and Safety Planning (PDF)
- Partner Violence Resources (PDF)
- Child or Elder Abuse (PDF)
- Maine Sexual Assault Support Centers
- National Sexual Assault Support Resource
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- Through These Doors (Dating and Domestic Violence Services): Cumberland County Dating and Domestic Violence Hotline and Shelter: 800-537-6066 | Available 24 hours
- Caring Unlimited (Dating and Domestic Violence Services): York County Dating and Domestic Violence Hotline and Shelter: 800-239-7298 | Available 24 hours.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 (800) 273-TALK (8255)
- Biddeford Food Pantry: 162 Elm Street Biddeford, ME 04005 | (207) 282-4771 | Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.
- Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry and Clothes Closet (United Methodist Church): 6 Fountain Avenue Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 | Hours of Operation: Every Monday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m.
- Preble Street Food Programs: 38 Preble Street Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 775-0026
- Emergency Food Pantry 202 Woodford Street Portland, ME 04103 | (207) 761-3920 | Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m.
- Saco Food Pantry 67 Ocean Park Road Saco, ME 04072 | (207) 468-1305 | Winter Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
- South Portland Food Cupboard: 130 Thadeus Street South Portland, ME 04106 | (207) 874-0379 | Hours of Operation: Thursdays from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and the first Wednesday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Bon Appétit Community Meal Program (Second Congregational Church): 19 Crescent Street Biddeford, ME 04005 | (207) 409-4375 | Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Maine Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance benefits that help low-income households buy the food they need for good health
- 211 Maine (food assistance resources): Dial 211 or 866-811-5695
- Biddeford Housing Authority: 22 South Street P.O. Box 2287 Biddeford, ME 04005 | (207) 282-6537
- Maine General Assistance Office for Family Independence 11 State House Station 109 Capitol Street Augusta, ME 04333 | (207) 624-4168
- Maine Housing (Maine State Housing Authority) 353 Water Street Augusta, Maine 04330 | (207) 626-4600
- Maine Housing (Emergency Shelters List) 353 Water Street Augusta, Maine 04330 | (207) 626-4600
- Portland Housing Authority 14 Baxter Boulevard Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 773-4753
- 211 Maine (housing concerns) Dial 211 or 866-811-5695
- Market Insights — New Developments and What to Consider: A weekly video to stay up to date on the latest market conditions and what they mean to you.
- Maine Equal Justice provides resources addressing concerns about health care, food security, evictions, court proceedings, and other issues.
- FAME COVID-19 Consumer Loan Guarantee Program offering low-or-no interest loans to qualifying applicants.
Employment and Veteran's Services
- Maine Department of Labor Unemployment provides resources on how to file, when to file, COVID-19 Unemployment programs and resources, and much more.
- Maine’s Bureau of Veterans’ Services 117 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0117 | (207) 430-6035
- Preble Street–Veterans Housing Services 38 Preble Street Portland, ME 04101 | (207) 956-6556
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC: general information including travel advisories
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) FAQ: Most common questions and answers
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) State by State: Search for your state's health department to get information.
- Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ME CDC): updates, news releases, and information for Maine. Some resources are available in multiple languages.
- US State Department Travel Advisories
- Infectious Diseases Society of America: developments, research, and guidance from government health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO)